PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PELVIC PAIN

Physical Therapy for Women is dedicated to enhancing the health of women.  One common complaint from this population is pelvic pain.  Our physical therapists address a diverse range of women's needs including:

  • Pelvic Floor laxity: 

    • Incontinence​

    • Mild Cystocele

    • Rectocele

    • Enterocele

    • Uterine Prolapse

    • Post OB/GYN Surgery

  • Pelvic Floor tension:

    • Coccyxodynia​

    • Dyspareunia

    • Levator Ani Syndrome

    • Painful Episiotomy

    • Vaginismus

    • Vulvadynia/Vestibulitis

Some treatment options your physical therapist will explore with you are:

  • Education: Your therapist will educate you on your conditions, teach you movements to avoid that cause pain, teach you positions to sit and lay to alleviate discomfort, and teach you exercises and stretches to perform at home to continue your rehabilitation program. 

  • Therapeutic exercise: Your therapist will provide you with an exercise plan that will encourage strengthening in your weak musculature. 

  • Training in bladder control: Your therapist will give you exercises that will train the muscles in your pelvic floor, and provide you with modalities that will encourage healing and improvement. 

  • Pessary fitting and education: Your therapist will discuss with you the purpose of a pessary and teach you how to use it properly.

  • Manual therapy: Your physical therapist will perform manual therapy for pelvic obliquity, stretch tight musculature, perform and break up scar tissue/adhesions through massage.

  • Modalities:

    • Biofeedback​

    • Functional electrical stimulation

    • Electrical stimulation for spasm relief

    • Myofacial Release

    • Ultrasound for scar tissue

    • Thermotherapy/cryotherapy (heat/ice)

 

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